Ebola – softly, softly on bush meat

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A nurse sets an information sign about Ebola on a wall of a public health center on July 31, 2014 in Monr

Ebola – softly, softly on bush meat


CONAKRY, 1 August 2014 (IRIN) - Medical teams struggling to curb Ebola in West Africa have been discouraging bush meat consumption, believed to have caused the outbreak, but some rural communities dependent on the meat for protein are determined to continue their traditional hunting practices.

While meat from wild animals such as fruit bats, rodents and forest antelopes have largely disappeared from market stalls in main towns like Guéckédou (in southern Guinea and the epicentre of the diseas...


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